Sunday, November 11
Great Rivers Arts Fall Theater Steel Magnolias
1:00 pm - Doors open
2:00 pm - Show
Great River Arts, 122 1 St SE, Little Falls
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the towns rich curmudgeon, Ouiser ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth and the local social leader, M'Lynn whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy". Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions. Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which is averted but doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes and the women and their friends encounter tragedy and good fortune, growing stronger and closer in the process.